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Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.
||CleanMeet the millionaire teaching Syrian refugees how to be Canadian, his way||Do you have to be a vegetarian non-smoker to be successful as a Syrian refugee in Canada? Jim Estill says yes.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Day Without Immigrants' shutters restaurants and businesses across the country||How to measure the impact of a one-day event that highlights the role of immigrant labor?||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump wants to renegotiate NAFTA. So what does that really mean?||President Donald Trump is expected to call for the renegotiation of NAFTA, which has governed the rules of trade between the US, Canada and Mexico since 1994. But what would a new deal look like?||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThousands of Mexicans protest Donald Trump and his wall||In what looked set to be Mexico's biggest anti-Trump protest yet, some 20 cities joined the call to march made by a group of dozens of universities, business associations and civic organizations.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne US tech company is using its brand to speak out against Trump's ban — in Arabic||One tech CEO is making a statement against the travel ban with a billboard in Times Square.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRio’s water cleanup barely works and it’s crimping impoverished fishermen||In the run-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio’s state government came under fire for the disgusting state of the bay on which Olympic sailors would compete.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happened to all the South American Trump Tower plans?||After Eric Trump reportedly ran up the taxpayer bill on a trip to Uruguay, we look at a few properties in South America that were supposed to carry the Trump name. Some still haven't gotten off the grand, and at least one was ditched by the president's company.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn a victory for the oil industry, Congress makes it easier to pay bribes for drilling rights||Oil and mining industries stand to gain as the US backs out of a rule to prevent overseas oil bribery.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe US tried extra-high tariffs before, in 1930. It was a disaster.||Trump's talk of massive tariffs has economists alarmed.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlmost half of what we do at work could be automated by 2055||But in reality, researchers say automation could come much sooner — or later. One of the report’s authors dives in to the factors in play.||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Trump and Britain’s Theresa May talk up ‘most special relationship’ in their debut official visit||After some awkward preparations — the White House misspelled Theresa May’s name a few times — the two leaders survived their first big diplomatic moment together.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsure of the future, Mexican immigrants scramble to send money back home||Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump made big promises about cracking down on immigrants, and building a wall between the US and Mexico. As he prepares to announce his plans, many are sending as much money as they can back home.||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompanies remind Trump: What’s good for the planet can be good for business||As governments across the planet are aligning behind fighting climate change, more than 700 companies are urging President Donald Trump to keep the US heading along the same path.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Silicon Valley engineer is on a quest to green the world by making buildings smarter||To head off the worst impacts of climate change, scientists warn that we need to cut global carbon emissions by perhaps 70 percent by mid-century. There are two basic ways to get there: replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, or use a lot less energy. One way to focus on that solution is to make buildings smarter.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn California, where homelessness has risen, cities are looking for long-term solutions||On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina's Xi Jinping goes to Davos to deliver a defense of globalization||In the face of Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump, it fell to Chinese President Xi Jinping to defend globalization at the annual world economic meeting in Davos, Switzerland.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith the search for MH370 stopped, families still have many questions||The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 nearly three years ago remains one of aviation's most enduring mysteries.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive important news stories that aren't about Donald Trump||There's been a lot of news out of Washington lately. But there's a lot more happening all over the world.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAs Mexico struggles with a down economy and corruption, protesters take to the streets||Protests have struck Mexico City and Guadalajara in recent days after gas prices soared as much as 20 percent.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Syrian family finds sweet success in Canada||They arrived in Nova Scotia with almost nothing but their chocolate recipes.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent daily selection of a economically relevant story from around the PRI universe of radio. I like it.